Throughout the history, humans have decorated themselves with jewelry – at the beginning of life made from small bits of shell, Limelight Rocks, and bone – after that, they used copper, gold and silver. It takes millions of years for gemstones to form in nature and only a portion of those will still be found, mined, cut and sold as gemstones. The gemstones importance depends on many factors plus its shortage, setting, superiority and politics. Excavate into the world of extremely precious jewels with our derelict of Top 10 Most Expensive Gemstones in the World and rarest gemstones.
1 # Jadeite – $3 Millions/ carat
It is a Pyroxene Mineral (any of a large class of rock-forming silicate minerals, generally containing calcium, magnesium, and iron and typically occurring as prismatic crystals) Gemstone, mostly it is found in apple green, leek green, bluish green and emerald green color. There also have some greenish white or white with greenish spots. In China White with green spots jadeite is more valuable. Recently a blue-green spots jadeite has been discovered in Guatemala. The rarity of this jadeite has yet to be established – once the Guatemala start energetically pulling out for it and confirms its shortage the value of this gemstone may increase more.
2 # Red Diamonds – cost $2 to $2.5 Million / Carat
Red diamonds gemstones are very rare – mostly it is found in purplish red color, and the pure red color is unique. A minuscule amount of red diamond gets to find a mining company situated in Australia every year. Then these stone are sold only once every couple of years. You can just imagine the red diamonds demand, price, and interest.
3 # Serendibite – cost $1.8 to $2 Million / Carat
This gemstone is found only in two areas namely Mogok in Northern Burma and Ratanapura in Sri Lanka. Usually of Blue – green, grayish – blue or pale – yellow with the white streak in color. This is a highly rare mineral that stands boron (a nonmetallic solid).
4 # Blue Garnet – Cost $1.5 Million / Carat
There are many colorful kinds are available in the market you can easily find it. Its color black, brown, orange, purple, green, yellow, pink and red, but none can be comparing to the blue garnet gemstone. In the 1990s, the first time it was discovered in Madagascar though it has since been mined in Turkey, US and Russia as well.
5 # Grandidierite – Cost $100,000 / Carat
It is one of the rare gemstone known to exist. Like painite (it is very rare borate mineral) there are only a finite number of pieces. There are at least several hundred around; it may be more precious gemstone but although not as rare as painite — Grayish blue in color.
6 # Painite – Cost $50,000 to $60,000 / Carat
In the 1950s an Englishman named Arthur C. Pain was discovered Painite; it is a very unusual borate material. Its shape same as Hexagon and color orange red and brownish red. In this gemstone iron, chromium and vanadium are present. As it is used to be the rarest stone in the world, more have been bringing to light and discovered in Burma in recent times.
7 # Musgravite – Cost $35,000 / Carat
At the first time, this stone was found in Musgrave situated in Australia. It is a silicate mineral. As similar minerals found later in Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and Greenland, still it is very rare. Some amount of beryllium, aluminum and magnesium are traces in the stone.
8 # Bixbite – Cast $10,000 / Carat
This stone is also famous as the red beryl emerald named, is very rare and only found in a couple of places in Utah called Juab Country, Sierra Country and Beaver Country in New Mexico. Most of the amount of this stone can be found in Violet Claim is situated in the Wah Wah Mountains of Midwest Utah.
9 # Black Opal – Cast $2,355 / Carat
This is a native stone of Australia, which produces 97% of the world’s supply. The Southern Part of the Australia alone provide the 80% of Black Opal, up to 20% of the stone’s weight is made up of water. It may come in different colors ranging from Blue, magenta, olive, orange, red, pink, rose, green, brown, gray, slate, yellow and white. But most nice color and rare is black opal. It has also been discovered in US, Ethiopia, Brazil, Mali and Mexico.
10 # Jeremejevite – Cast $2000 / Carat
In Siberia Pavel Vladimirovich Eremeev was Discovered, mostly this stone’s color is blue or yellow – white and colorless editions are also unearthed. This has since been observed in other areas as well, Notably in Namibia, Pamir Mountain in Tajikistan and Eifel district in Germany.